Liposuction

Liposuction Provider Dr. Melanie Carreon, M.D. at LCS Medical Spa Has Performed Over 5000 Lipo Procedures

If you are looking for a fat-removal procedure then liposuction is the right choice. At the LCS Medspa, Dr. Melanie Carreon, M.D., has been in medical practice for over 22 years, and has performed over 5,000 liposuction procedures. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses a suction technique to remove excessive fat from specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms or neck. Liposuction can be used on different areas of the body that haven’t responded to diet and exercise, such as 1) Abdomen 2) Hips and thighs 3) Buttocks 4) Upper arms 5) Chin and neck 6) Calves and ankles 7) Chest and back. Contact us or schedule an appointment online.

Liposuction Near Me in San Antonio, TX
Liposuction Near Me in San Antonio, TX

Table of Contents:

What is liposuction procedure?
Does lipo permanently remove fat?
Who is suitable for liposuction?
How much weight can you lose with liposuction?

What is liposuction procedure?


The procedure of liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery enhancements in the world. With a tube and suction device, this body contouring procedure removes fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. It is possible to target a number of areas on the face and body with liposuction. It works best when there is stubborn fat and the skin overlying it is firmer and more elastic.
 
Your surgeon may mark circles and lines on the areas of your body that will be treated before performing liposuction. In addition, before and after photos may be taken to make comparisons.
 
Anesthesia that is restricted to a specific body part may be all that’s required for some liposuction procedures. Depending on the procedure, general anesthesia may be required, which induces temporary unconsciousness. In order to help you remain calm and relaxed, an IV injection may be used to administer sedatives.

Does lipo permanently remove fat?


In most cases, swelling subsides within a few weeks after liposuction. It is expected that the treated area will look less bulky by this time. A leaner appearance is expected after several months of treatment.
 
Skin loses some firmness with age, but liposuction results last as long as you maintain your weight. Your fat distribution may change if you gain weight after liposuction. Regardless of where you were treated initially, fat can accumulate around your abdomen.
 
The size and volume of fat cells increase as you gain weight. By removing fat cells from a specific area, liposuction reduces fat deposits. Depending on the area and the amount of fat, the amount of fat removed will vary. As long as your weight remains stable, the contour changes are generally permanent.
 
In the aftermath of liposuction, the skin adapts to the new contours of the treated areas. The skin will appear smooth if the tone and elasticity of the skin are good. You may notice loose skin in the treated areas if your skin is thin and has poor elasticity.

Who is suitable for liposuction?


The process of liposuction involves suctioning fat from specific body parts, including the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, or neck. These areas are also contoured by liposuction. Lipoplasty and body contouring are other names for liposuction.
 
The procedure of liposuction is not generally considered a weight-loss method or a weight-loss alternative. Compared to liposuction, diet and exercise or bariatric procedures – such as gastric bypass surgery – are likely to help you lose more weight if you are overweight.
 
Those who have too much body fat in specific spots but otherwise maintain a stable weight may be candidates for liposuction.
 
Candidates for liposuction must be in good health with no conditions that can complicate surgery, such as blood flow restriction, coronary artery disease, diabetes, or weakened immunity.

How much weight can you lose with liposuction?


A liposuction procedure involves removing fat directly from the body. The result is weight loss, but it is accompanied by an even greater loss of inches. Weight loss is inevitable, but you should judge the results by your appearance, how your clothes fit, and the number on the measuring tape, not the scale.
 
Liposuction is available at LCS MedSpa. Call or book an online consultation today to determine if the procedure is well suited to your goals. We serve clients from Seguin TX, San Antonio TX, McQueeney TX, New Berlin TX, Kingsbury TX, Santa Clara TX, Marion TX, Zuehl TX, New Braunfels TX, San Marcos TX, Austin TX and Houston TX.